What is a home? What does it mean to you? Has your home changed due to immigration, economic or political change? Challenge your pre-conceived notions and explore Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial which features art from Canada and around the world. Join us in a conversation on identity, storytelling and activism and create your own mixed-media story, handmade journals and more!
Where do you belong? What places hold special meaning to you? Faye Heavyshield’s exhibition Calling Stones (Conversations) is heavily inspired by her upbringing in southern Alberta, its landscape, and its rich history. Join us in creating pieces to celebrate our own special places by learning about landscapes and relief sculptures, abstract art and emotional connections to place.
What is a culture? How do you express your beliefs, values, traditions, and heritage? Come celebrate Alberta Culture Days at the AGA! Explore current exhibitions to discover more about Alberta’s history and diverse society. Then share your own story through unique drawing, painting and multi-media techniques – create postcards, sculptures and more!
What mark do YOU want to leave? Andy Warhol was a master of the screen-printing technique. Be inspired by the exhibition Gretzky is Everywhere, which features portraits of Gretzky by this famous pop artist, and then join us in making your very own print factory. Try out different kinds of printmaking materials, make your own hand-printed zine – the possibilities are endless!
Past Imperfect: A Canadian HistoryProject examines moments in Canadian history found in our permanent collection. But something is missing…can you help us out? Add your story to our timeline while exploring a variety of storytelling formats. Record a story, illustrate it with images or just sit back and listen to a story.